The tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these
stones to become loaves of bread." (Matthew 4:3
There's no question that Jesus could have turned stones into bread. But Jesus knew who was tempting him and why. Jesus quoted scripture in response to the devil's challenge, "One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God." Jesus is saying is that there is more to life than having a full stomach. One of the great temptations we face is the temptation to always have more. Happiness is just around the corner if only we have more things, or more wealth, or the finer things of life. What we really need is more of God in our lives.
Dear God, fill me with more of you and your love. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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